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Cafe Benedicte
Cafe Benedicte

Cafe Benedicte Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cafebenedicte.com
  • Phone: (281) 558-6607
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 11am-10pm
    Saturday 9am-10pm
    Sunday 9am-2pm

    Saturday & Sunday Brunch Menu: 9am until 2pm
    We offer our lunch menu starting at 11am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Vahid Navissi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: All of our menus, from box lunches to our fabulous hot meals, are packaged to be convenient, neat and professional in appearance.

    Whether you are having an important sales meeting or your annual party, we have the foodservice solution to fit your needs.

    Our goal is to make you a happy client and your office will notice the difference.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Wine Room seats a maximum of 20 people.
    Our Marrakesh Room seats a maximum of 40 people.
    Our Messina Room seats a maximum of 40 people.
    All rooms are great for Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthday Parties & Rehearsal Dinners.
    For bigger events our venue is available for Weddings & Corporate Parties. Please, contact our Events & Catering Coordinator for further information.
  • Private Party Contact: Vahid Navissi (281) 558-6607
  • Entertainment: Monday - Saturday Line Up:

    Monday:7-10 Sax
    Tuesday: 7-10 Piano
    Wednesday:7-10 Sax
    Thursday: 7-10 Sax & Vocals
    Friday: 7-10 Piano
    Saturday: 7-10 Piano
  • Special Events & Promotions: Happy Hour from 3-7

    Along with our regular menu we also offer:
    Every Monday & Wednesday Night Special Dinner for 2 Menus.
    Thursday Theme Night - matching our Music to our Special Menu! Could be a Havana Night, a Night in New Orleans, a Greek Night or our Elegant Wine Dinners. We're having fun on Thursdays! Call for information.

    Please contact us at info@cafebenedicte.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westlake Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Metro 75 and 131 stop is right at the entrance of our shopping center.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at lunch time as well as most evenings. Can also be extended to any other time as needed.
A word from Cafe Benedicte
You are invited to enjoy one of the most exciting menus offered in Houston. In our cuisine, you will find reflections of Spain, Italy, South of France, Greece and North Africa, complemented with many American favorites all served in a modern and colorful Old World setting.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "I took a friend there for her birthday. As usual, the food, service and music was fantastic! They even brought a crepe with a candle along with a birthday song from musician. It was a great evening. We will certainly be back! Kudos to all the staff!"
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Ate here for HRW. From what we tried, the mussels were probably the best item - simple, clean and fresh. I had expected something different from the tempura salmon cakes - they were not bad, in fact I liked the sauce, but tempura batter in my experience has always been more crisp - this was not. The seafood platter was good, in particular the fish (cod?, halibut?) and the Coquille Saint Jacques were prepared perfectly for my taste. Portions were large and service was solid (more water please). I'd go back if I were in the neighborhood, but probably would not drive 30 min again to get there."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We booked this place as our last minute lunch and was satisfied by the quality and quantity of food. Everyone was uber friendly. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Always a treat. Food and service consistently meet our high expectations."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "What a great first experience! Enjoyed the "Restaurant Month" fixed menu (especially since all the menu choices were narrowed down) and the attentive. The scallops were wonderful as were the salmon cakes. The seafood platter was beautifully presented and the fresh flavors were perfect. The Steak Diane was so tender I could almost cut it with my fork...and the mashed potatoes it was placed upon...heavenly! The live piano music in the background made the night. We'll definitely be back for more!"
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "Good food. Iimpressive service. Great atmosphere and nice crowd."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "great choices -- we all loved the Houston Restaurant weeks menu !"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "The chef forgot the spices. I was expecting flavor from a mediterran restaurant but was disappointed. Portions were large but tasteless."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Dined with a business partner for lunch and I couldn't say more about the service and quality of the food. My only complaint is that the noise level is quite high and the dining room allows for very little privacy."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good selection, good food, friendly service, attentive owner. What more can I say, go there it is worth it."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I have eaten at this restaurant several times, and every time I go the food and service are always excellent. I have also dined outside and it is very nice. very friendly wait staff! and manager. You definitely get the royal treatment going here. The pianist that performs there while you eat is wonderful. The food is always delicious too. This is definitely one of my husband's and my favorite restaurant We will continue to go as it is close to our house. Definitely recommend dining here."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "A superb evening made possible by the great cuisine, good wines and the friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff. Thank you. I'll recommend this venue to all my friends."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "I enjoyed the soup and salad selection. it makes it great for a lunch."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Went during lunch time and thoroughly enjoyed it! Great service, food and ambience!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My favorite lunch is a Greek Salad from Cafe Benedict. I have ventured off from a salad a couple of times and never been disappointed. There is so much variety it can be hard to make a choice. But it is all Good! I have taken colleagues who were so grateful that they have a new great find for lunch and dinner. And the folks that come who are from out of town cannot wait to come back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • " Go here a lot. Love it. The Sliders and the Chicken Marsala are outstanding."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "this is a charming place-the atmosphere is just so nice and the food is imaginative and I like it when there is so much from which too choose-we thought our meal was exceptional with a really attentive waiter."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This was a perfect place for our church group to say farewell to a former president. We were in the overflow room that allowed us to tell Mary goodbye without disturbing other guests or monitoring our comments too much! Thank you for a very happy brunch. The food was wonderful too."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "This is one of my favorite restaurants in Houston. The service is great, nice ambience, and the food is excellent. I look forward to going again!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Convenient, friendly and relaxing. Diverse menu & quality preparation."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Dishes are always good. I went with office group and everyone enjoyed their food. Great place for lunch and dinner. Make sure you try the appetizer, Tempura Asparagus, my favorite!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My boss and I had lunch here on a Tuesday. We arrived at 1:00pm. While there was no special lunch menu, the selection was good. I ordered a 1/2 Sandwich and my boss had the Crab Cake Special."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I have taken several friends here for special lunches. The service is always excellent and the good so-o good. The paella was very good. My first time to eat at CB was with an SSA Brunch which was set up special for our group...a terrific event. And obviously I have been back several times. The noise level is a bit high, however the waiter, the managers always make that seem less with their attention. I do recommend Cafe Benedict."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "They have done it again. We enjoyed brunch because of wonderful ambiance with a great piano player, a beautiful dining room with large glass windows, food that hits the spot and excellent service. We'll be back"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "great meal enjoyed food and relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend as agood spot"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Great for brunch even tho we were a little late for breakfast serving"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Café Benedicte was a perfect gathering spot for our multigenerational family. The service was gracious and unhurried. The food was excellent."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte is our restaurant of choice after several years of trying various others. Our group would highly recommend it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Had a lovely experience with dinner and Ridgeback wines. Food was wonderfully paired with the food. Great evening"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We loved this place. The service for our group of 11 was perfect, and the food was delicious. The chicken piccata was the best I have tasted in awhile. We finished our meal and were leaving as the live entertainment was starting, and almost wanted to come up with an excuse to stay longer just to enjoy the music."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Going in, we really wanted to like Cafe Benedicte and add it to our list of nice little local places with interesting menus. The staff and early dinner ambience were spot on - very friendly, relaxing and welcoming. Unfortunately, the food did not measure up to expectations. Chilean Sea Bass - ordered Thai style, fish was well cooked but the supporting sauce and vegetables were underwhelming. Double Pork Chop - Came out as 2 separate chops - not the nice big "hunk" you might expect. Hence' both chops were overcooked and a bit dry. The au poivre sauce was surprisingly bland. Overall, we felt as though we could have cooked the same meals better at home. Ok experience, but with so many choices in the area, I'm not sure we would return - sorry."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This is a pleasant, usually uncrowded restaurant with a great selection of Mediterranean dishes and a fairly comprehensive wine list. The atmosphere is fairly quiet, even with live music off to one side, so a great venue for a date or over-dinner conversations with friends. This was not the first visit to this location, but I have noticed the prices creeping up with following visits. The newest menu has even higher prices than are shown on the online menu. Even so, for food quality, and for the ambience, Benedicte still represents good value for money. But keep an eye on those prices...."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has never disappointed in many visits. I invited 4 business men to discuss some possible deals, and requested a quiet area. They put us by ourselves in the wine room and kept the water, tea, and wine glasses filled. The food is excellent, and even the vegetarian in our group was pleased at his choices. The bill was very reasonable, and I left an extra big tip for the quality of the service and the isolated room for us to discuss business. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Our mother's felt very special and thoroughly enjoyed everything, from food to ambiance. Joe was very accommodating when we had to move tables and Vaheed always makes sure everyone is happy and taken care of. Cafe Benedicte will always be a "go back to" for us!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our brunch was absolutely perfect. Reservation was on time, no waiting. Food was fabulous. Surf ad turf. As almilitely packed as it was, the staff was calm, the food was timely and all was lively. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We were there for Mother's Day brunch. The food, service, music, etc. were excellent. Kudos to all the staff and chefs!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has a wide variety of choices for lunch, and they are all good. We had the Paella which was tasty as usual, and my friend had the lasagne. He said it was the best he had ever had. Accompanied by Caesar Salads and bread, the meal was a great hit."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "This is a nice neighborhood restaurant, very suitable to enjoy the company of friends, as it permits a nice conversation with the backdrop of piano music. The food is not pretentious but good and they offer a full bar. Have and will return."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Had a wine flight and Mediterranean trio of Greek salad, paella and veggie kabob - all yummy. Piano man played my request."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Cafe Benedicte has been a favorite of ours for many years. It remains so today. I highly recommend it for the food, the inside ambiance (quiet and enough space between tables to talk privately in a normal voice) and the very friendly service from the wait staff and the owners who personally come around to talk with their guests. The only down side is that the lovely pond and green space outside the large bay windows has given way to construction of high rise buildings. Thus the lower ambience mark. What used to be an idyllic outdoor scene with ducks, cardinals, and squirrels is now a dusty construction site. I hope that once the construction is over, they restore the remains of the site to greenery. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014